Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Coming soon to the Clinton School: Rhee, Reyes and 'positive deviance'

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The Clinton School just released its February schedule of speakers slated to lecture at Sturgis Hall, and there's some dandies.

Among the highlights:

Feb. 16: Visiting Clinton fellow Arvind Singhal talks about improving health care through "positive deviance." I have no idea what that means, but it sounds provocative.

Feb. 17: Former Oxford American editor Paul Reyes returns to Little Rock to talk about his book, "Exiles in Eden," which offers a ground-level portrait of the foreclosure crisis. We reviewed it, glowingly, last year.

Feb. 25: There's no description of the program for Sacremento Mayor Kevin Johnson and embattled former D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee's appearance. Here's hoping they cover Sacremento's homeless problem and school vouchers and the joys of Charles Barkley and the perils of being a power couple.

Full schedule on the jump.

February Speakers at the Clinton School

Oscar Morales, visiting fellow, George W. Bush Institute, Human Freedom Program
Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall)
- Morales founded the Facebook group "One Million Voices Against FARC" in 2008 to break public apathy toward terrorism proliferated by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia. On February 4, 2008, Morales led the Worldwide Mobilization Against FARC, which included 12 million marchers in over 200 cities in 40 countries.

"Counterinsurgency Operations: A Policy for Failed States," Andrew Lubin
Monday, February 7, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall)
- Lubin is an author and journalist who has been embedded with the U.S. Marines 12 times in places such as Afghanistan, Haiti, Iraq and Beirut. He will discuss his view that counterinsurgency operations are the most effective method of providing stability in failed states.

"Edwin Edwards: Governor of Louisiana," author Leo Honeycutt
Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall) *Book signing to follow
- A former broadcast journalist, Honeycutt will discuss his book, an authorized biography of former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, who served a historic four terms in office before being sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for extortion in 2001.

"Art of Architecture Lecture," featuring Gail Thomas, president and CEO of the Trinity Trust Foundation in Dallas
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall)
- Thomas will give a lecture titled, "Bridges to the 21st Century: Calatrava Designs for Dallas," about the city's efforts to develop the 20-mile Trinity River corridor to better serve the public. A special feature of the redeveloped corridor is an iconic cable-stayed bridge designed by the internationally acclaimed architect Santiago Calatrava.

"Inviting Everyone: Healing Healthcare Through Positive Deviance," author Arvind Singhal
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall) *Book signing to follow
- A visiting fellow at the Clinton School, Singhal will discuss his book about ways to improve health care through "positive deviance," an approach to social change that enables communities and organizations to discover the wisdom they already have and act on it.

"Exiles in Eden," author Paul Reyes
Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall) *Book signing to follow
- While working with his father’s small company that enters and empties foreclosed homes in Florida, Reyes wrote "Exiles in Eden," a personal portrayal of his own family and the people and communities affected by the foreclosure crisis.

"A Fight Back Woman," ESPN public relations executive Keri Potts
Monday, February 21, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall)
- Since escaping an attempted rape while on vacation in Italy in 2008, Potts has spoken out about preventing sexual assault. Using her blog "A Fight Back Woman," Potts hopes to expand the knowledge about overseas prosecution of sexual assault.

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and former Washington D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee
Friday, February 25, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall)
- Rhee recently founded Students First, a nonprofit dedicated to improving America’s education system, and moved to Sacramento, where Johnson serves as mayor. Johnson and Rhee are both previous Clinton School speakers.

"Guerrilla Diplomacy: Rethinking International Relations," author Daryl Copeland
Monday, February 28, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall) *Book signing to follow
- Copeland will discuss his book, "Guerrilla Diplomacy," an analysis of the linkages between diplomacy, security and international relations in the globalization era. Copeland is an analyst, author and educator specializing in diplomacy, international policy, global issues and public management.

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February Speakers at the Clinton School

Oscar Morales, visiting fellow, George W. Bush Institute, Human Freedom Program
Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall)
- Morales founded the Facebook group "One Million Voices Against FARC" in 2008 to break public apathy toward terrorism proliferated by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia. On February 4, 2008, Morales led the Worldwide Mobilization Against FARC, which included 12 million marchers in over 200 cities in 40 countries.

"Counterinsurgency Operations: A Policy for Failed States," Andrew Lubin
Monday, February 7, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall)
- Lubin is an author and journalist who has been embedded with the U.S. Marines 12 times in places such as Afghanistan, Haiti, Iraq and Beirut. He will discuss his view that counterinsurgency operations are the most effective method of providing stability in failed states.

"Edwin Edwards: Governor of Louisiana," author Leo Honeycutt
Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall) *Book signing to follow
- A former broadcast journalist, Honeycutt will discuss his book, an authorized biography of former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, who served a historic four terms in office before being sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for extortion in 2001.

"Art of Architecture Lecture," featuring Gail Thomas, president and CEO of the Trinity Trust Foundation in Dallas
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall)
- Thomas will give a lecture titled, "Bridges to the 21st Century: Calatrava Designs for Dallas," about the city's efforts to develop the 20-mile Trinity River corridor to better serve the public. A special feature of the redeveloped corridor is an iconic cable-stayed bridge designed by the internationally acclaimed architect Santiago Calatrava.

"Inviting Everyone: Healing Healthcare Through Positive Deviance," author Arvind Singhal
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall) *Book signing to follow
- A visiting fellow at the Clinton School, Singhal will discuss his book about ways to improve health care through "positive deviance," an approach to social change that enables communities and organizations to discover the wisdom they already have and act on it.

"Exiles in Eden," author Paul Reyes
Thursday, February 17, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall) *Book signing to follow
- While working with his father’s small company that enters and empties foreclosed homes in Florida, Reyes wrote "Exiles in Eden," a personal portrayal of his own family and the people and communities affected by the foreclosure crisis.

"A Fight Back Woman," ESPN public relations executive Keri Potts
Monday, February 21, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall)
- Since escaping an attempted rape while on vacation in Italy in 2008, Potts has spoken out about preventing sexual assault. Using her blog "A Fight Back Woman," Potts hopes to expand the knowledge about overseas prosecution of sexual assault.

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and former Washington D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee
Friday, February 25, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall)
- Rhee recently founded Students First, a nonprofit dedicated to improving America’s education system, and moved to Sacramento, where Johnson serves as mayor. Johnson and Rhee are both previous Clinton School speakers.

"Guerrilla Diplomacy: Rethinking International Relations," author Daryl Copeland
Monday, February 28, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall) *Book signing to follow
- Copeland will discuss his book, "Guerrilla Diplomacy," an analysis of the linkages between diplomacy, security and international relations in the globalization era. Copeland is an analyst, author and educator specializing in diplomacy, international policy, global issues and public management.

*Reserve your seats by emailing publicprograms@clintonschool.uasys.edu, or calling 501-683-5239.
- Join us on Twitter and Facebook

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